Yes the gas tank, trailing arms and shock mounts are pretty hangy-downy. And the front lower arm is dead level. It looks like a 2 to 3" lift will be needed for even moderate off road work. But the same could have been said of my 2005 LJ Rubicon.What I see here is Zero Ground Clearance
If you're referring to that piece of square tube in the front suspension photo, I believe that is the "crash bar" that had to be added to the Americanized Ranger frame to pass quartering impact tests. It apparently causes some issues with putting bigger tires on a Ranger. I figured that would be gone in both the new Bronco and next gen Ranger, guess not.That tube is saying "bumper options" to me.